DIY low-waste makeup brush cleaner! ✨ When’s the last time you washed your makeup brushes? Be honest! Most of us don’t do it often enough, and brushes can get pretty gross. Dirty brushes can even cause breakouts. 🙈 (If you’re getting unexplained blemishes, doesn’t hurt to wash those brushes!) The good news is that it’s SO easy to do it in a Zero Waste way. 🌿
I have a secret to tell you… All of my teenage years and twenties when I was looking for the holy grail of skincare I had no idea that simply doing LESS would be the best for my skin. I’d buy elaborate skincare routines, listening to the sales pitches about what would be the best for drying out my skin where I needed it dried out and moisturizing it where it needed moisture. I’ve probably spent thousands over the years. And guess what? It made no difference!
Granted, if you had bad acne or serious skin conditions you’ll likely need a specialized routine and the help of a professional, but for my regular old sorta-dry-sorta-oily skin, simple is best.
And when I say simple I mean SIMPLE.Continue reading “The joy of a simple skincare routine”
Do you use cotton swabs? It’s been a very tricky thing to find a Zero Waste alternative for in our home.
I don’t have a perfect answer, but since I’ve received so many questions about it, I figured I’d might as well write about it already!
If you use a swab to apply or remove makeup, it’s relatively easy to find an alternative—there are plenty of makeup tools out there for this purpose, or even a simple cloth.Continue reading “Simple swap: cotton swabs”
It’s no surprise that I’m trying to live a more eco-friendly, low-waste lifestyle, and that means less plastic. So much of the plastic around us is invisible to us (myself included!) until we take a closer look. It’s as if we seem to think that certain items just need to be in plastic, but it’s just not the case at all–there are so many alternatives.
It’s time: the finalists have been announced for the 2018 CertClean Clean Beauty Awards!